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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather Disappointing...., 31 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Gluten-Free Vegan: Healthy Everyday Recipes in under 30 minutes (Paperback)
Having seen that this book has received all 5-star reviews I expected it to be much better than it is. Firstly it's a very small book, and it's printed on cheap, low quality paper - it looks and feels cheap - but the price (£7.23 when I purchased it) doesn't reflect that at all! There are a few photos (9, in fact) but they're very small and, as the paper isn't glossy, not very good quality. The text of the book itself contains a few links to webpages - for me that's a complete no-no in printed books, as it looks odd and generally they end up being out-of-date anyway, and it's a pain to try and type them in - names of websites or common search terms are much better, though (with some exceptions) I'd expect all of a book's information to actually be printed in the book itself. The recipes are simple, use easily obtainable ingredients and do look like they would all be possible in under 30 minutes, but they're not hugely inspiring.

I expect that I will make use of this book to some extent, but I am disappointed by it, especially given the price I paid for it. In conclusion: this book has some decent, quick recipes but the quality of the actual physical book is disappointing. If I'd bought it for Kindle (currently priced at £1.86) I'd be delighted with it, but as it is I feel like I wasted my money.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2015 23:28:57 GMT
Fintan15 says:
If the paper is cheap and the photos not glossy, that is good thing for the environment, so I would applaud that at least. Glossy photos are very hard to look at anyway as they reflect the light and I have a real issue with them, it is one reason I stopped buying magazines as I had to sit at really awkward angles to look at them. Thanks for the tip about a Kindle edition though.

Posted on 10 Aug 2015 11:37:00 BDT
I agree, the non-glossy paper might not be the worst. But it's apparent that the book was not edited or put together in a prof. publishing software. It has random empty pages, simplistic grammar and some recipes could be more inspired...
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